Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS BEST BALL?

Best Ball is the new stability ball for fitness, health, and wellness in any environment — home, office, gym, yoga studio, etc. Equipped with features that make it superior to competing products, Best Ball is uniquely designed to add stability and build resistance throughout the range of motion of each exercise, while adding excitement and variety to exercise programs that emphasize core stability, mind/body synthesis and substantial health benefits.

WHERE CAN I BUY BEST BALL?

Best Ball is available on www.BestBallFitness.com and Amazon.com.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STABILITY BALL TRAINING?

A primary benefit of exercise ball training — as opposed to exercising on a hard flat surface — is that the body responds to the instability of the ball by engaging large muscle groups synergistically to maintain balance while increasing strength and promoting coordination. Clearly, stability balls are the predominant tool for improving core muscle strength and functional performance.

WHAT OUTCOMES ARE BEST BALL MOST SUITED FOR?

Thanks to the variety of exercises available to its users, Best Ball can target every major muscle group in the body. Of special interest for functional training, Best Ball is one of the most effective tools for targeting the core muscles, which are not only associated with improved physical appearance, but also act as the structural link between the upper and lower body during nearly every sport and daily activity and help reduce the potential for back injuries. Thanks to its unique patented design and comprehensive training programs, Best Ball can improve flexibility, balance, and the strength and function of muscles of the upper and lower body in isolation and as coordinated groups. These benefits extend beyond general health and fitness, as they are among the most important goals during physical therapy.

WHY DOES THE BEST BALL WORK SO WELL?

The eight resistance wings on the Best Ball cause the center of gravity to be closer to the base which increases stability. Because the wings progressively flair out, resistance increases throughout each exercise as the user literally works “uphill” while being challenged by the ball’s engineered tendency to roll back to its neutral position. And unlike other designs that attempt to address the shortcomings of standard stability balls by eliminating their most important characteristic, the ability to roll, Best Ball is the first device that stabilizes the ball while still allowing it to perform its rolling function.

WHAT ARE THE BEST LOCATIONS TO USE BEST BALL?

Best Ball can be used in any location including the home, office, fitness centers, gyms, and physical therapy clinics. Because it doesn’t require an expensive ball rack for storage, Best Ball doesn’t require a great deal of room space. It can also be used as a permanent or occasional desk chair, allowing users to strengthen core muscles while working.

CAN EXERCISES BE MODIFIED FOR VARIOUS FITNESS LEVELS?

Best Ball’s eight air-filled wings increase resistance as the ball rolls, adding stability and confidence for the novice user, while increasing the capacity for experienced users to perform more challenging exercises. In short, Best Ball can provide a beneficial workout for all levels due to its capacity to increase intensity throughout the range of motion of each exercise.

WHAT POSITIONS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR USING BEST BALL?

The Best Ball accommodates exercises that can positively affect nearly every aspect of fitness and wellness. Given its unique design Best Ball can increase the capacity of beginners to perform more challenging exercise positions such as planks, push-ups or side crunches, while allowing the more advanced user to increase intensity of during isolation exercises like upper and lower body rollouts and jackknife pikes. Best Ball’s targeted exercise and yoga videos incorporate logical progressions that allow users to advance to more demanding movements as they progress to optimal fitness levels.

HOW ARE BEST BALL AND YOGA CONNECTED?

The Best Ball yoga program was designed to accommodate yoga students at all levels and can be used in both home and studio environments. Best Ball helps students increase the range of motion and meet the stability challenges of classic yoga asanas (poses) while providing added resistance and stability allowing increases in strength, range of motion and balance beyond traditional yoga training.

WHAT IS EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND HOW IS IT ACHIEVED WITH BEST BALL?

Executive function is the interaction of cognition and selected attention that individuals use to achieve goals in specific environments. Best Ball promotes executive function by allowing users to exercise cognitive skills such as planning, strategizing, dealing with change and remembering details, while strengthening physical fitness during a workout. The product provides a truly interactive fitness and motor learning-based environment.

WHAT IS BEST BALL MADE OF?

Best Ball’s burst-resistant structural material is a biodegradable plastic that allows its resistance wings to maintain their shape. This unique benefit is not possible with the typical PVC plastics used in most stability balls.